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There’s no doubt that a family camping adventure is the stuff that memories are made of. Children will always recall the fun and excitement of exploring the world with the freedom that comes from pitching a tent and having no demands on their time.
The outdoors – particularly in Australia – is a perfect environment for exploring and adventure. Whether you hit the coast or the country there’s plenty on offer for eager little minds and busy little bodies to get stuck into.
The physical and mental benefits of nature play and time spent outdoors for child development are well documented.
We know the benefits of exercise, fresh air, endurance and concentration, but time spent in the great outdoors also exercises your children’s knowledge and mental wellbeing.
Anaconda Camping Expert Kristan Jarczak says every child should get to experience camping.
“I think it’s just having fun and experiencing the different aspects of the nature – beach or the bush, interacting with nature, spotting the local wildlife that makes camping so great for kids.
“Kids can be susceptible to wasting the days in front screens, when you’re outdoors there’s no choice but to find your own adventure.”
There’s also no doubt that planning a family camping holiday can be a logistical exercise, prone to sending parents around the bend! But it doesn’t have to be. With the right gear, a bit of forward planning and some tricks up your sleeve, family camping can be an amazing experience for everyone.
Jarczak and fellow Anaconda Camping Expert, Simone Jorgensen have shared some pretty useful tips for making your family camping adventure go smoothly, including some handy uses for glowsticks. Read them below.
Encourage your children to help set up the campsite for extra fun.
Tips continue after video …